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Have you heard about the controversy surrounding residential chicken ownership?  There is a fantastic NY Times article about the problem.  It’s allowed in Salt Lake City, though.  We discovered urban chickens during a walk.

They are so beautiful.  The statute states that you can only keep chickens for making eggs.  Since we don’t eat eggs and they don’t have an exception for people that want to keep chickens for cuddling, we can’t keep chickens.

 

Oh well, it’s probably for the best.  There are two cats that have taken an unhealthy interest in my backyard because of all the bird activity.

4 Responses to “Chickens in Salt Lake City”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Well, “they” wouldn’t really know the chickens are just for cuddling not egging :).
    Maybe you need geese instead of chickens – they’re pretty territorial and possibly could keep the cats at bay.

  2. Cindy says:

    I can send you lots of info on “chicken tractors” movable chicken pens that protect them from predators. LOL. Geese are bad news… I think peacocks would be great. You’d have to love their calls tho. Definitely watchbirds.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, it’s more of a dream than anything. I think for now we’ll just get more cockatiels. :-)

  4. dguzman says:

    I want some chickens so badly! I had one when I was a kid, but he got too big to stay in the house (he slept on a pillow in my bed!) so he went to Grandpa’s farm. I’m not sure, but I think Chickie might’ve been on the menu during one of those Sunday afternoon BBQs at Grandpa’s…. I don’t like to think about it!